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Old April 3rd, 2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Stuck Filter

I've got a problem - got a filter stuck on my HD1000 - cant move it at all - any ideas - would be great if I could get it off without damaging the threads (of the filter) but if that is the only way so be it. Any suggestions would be greatfully received. Would it be worth taking to video specialists???
Also to prevent this happening again is there anything I can do to lessen the risk of reoccurance
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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If you haven't already, try with the flat of your palm. Gripping the sides will compress it onto the threads while attempting to budge it and can likely make it harder to remove.

If necessary, use a rubber jar lid opener while flat-palming it, like this one:

http://fantes.com/images/20576-1openers.jpg

To avoid this in the future when applying the filter, turn it to the direction to remove it (should be [i]counter[/]-clockwise) until you hear it click into the threads, then screw it on.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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I had a similar problem and eventually solved it with an oil filter wrench from an auto parts shop.
I ended up using the kind that has a rubber strap with an adjustable handle. There are several sizes and the fellow in the shop pointed me to the one that got that filter off in around 3 seconds.
I now have a collection of those rubber wrenches in my camera case.
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Oh yeah - it's "righty tighty, lefty loosey"...
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 12:17 PM   #4
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Hi Marc...........

Still stuck?

Find a rubber band.

The flat type.

Just big enough to go onto the filter without falling off.

Grab and twist.

Hey presto.

Easy.

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 01:11 PM   #5
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Thanks for the prompt replies

Thanks for all your suggestions guys - had a go with the palm idea without success - will try the oil filter wrench when i get time on saturday - I'm guessing this must be a fairly common occurance.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:04 PM   #6
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Keep the camera in a warm room for a while. Then use an ice cube in a plastic food bag and hold it against the filter glass for a few minutes. This can cause the filter to shrink just enough to loosen if there is a small piece of dirt stuck in the threads.
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